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Economics Europe Finance

Exclusive Interview: Alfa Bank’s Chief Economist on the outlook for Russia

Natalia Orlova, Chief Economist and Head of Macro Insights at Alfa Bank, offers her expert view on Russia’s economic outlook – and warns that the market may be incorrectly pricing sovereign risks.

Europe Politics

The Czech Republic’s fractious politics hold a lesson for Europe

The latest news from the Czech Republic confirms a worrying trend for European politics, as populist and anti-immigration forces unite against perceived injustices and interference from the establishment in Brussels.

Economics Europe

The U.S. blacklist of Russian oligarchs: what is the real impact?

The blacklist’s signaling effect will be significant – creating perceived risks for US or EU companies in working with listed persons and their companies.

Europe Politics Power Brokers

Russia’s election year: What to expect from Putin 4.0

Putin enters the Presidential election year of 2018 in arguably his strongest-ever position internationally – and the weakest (relatively speaking) he has been domestically.

Europe Politics

Ulyukayev trial suggests elite discord in Russia

Alexei Ulyukayev’s conviction of bribery is a win for Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin, but Russian elites are increasingly concerned about Sechin’s influence.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Is Russia’s Middle East endgame trouble for global energy markets?

Russia is playing an increasingly assertive role in the Middle East via its military operations in Syria and its partnership with Saudi Arabia

Europe Politics

France’s 2017 elections will impact domestic and international security

The French presidential elections will have a strong impact on domestic and international security policies.

Asia Pacific Europe

Assessing the outcome of the “Hot Springs Summit”

Despite a lack of breakthrough on the return of the Kuril Islands, Abe likely came away with more to help Japan in light of its interests down the road.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

US hikes rates. South Korea holds security talks. Concerns grows over Sudan. The European Council meets. Putin and Abe discuss deal. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

OPEC meets with non-OPEC producers. UK Court reviews May appeal. ECB to extend bond buying. Trump mulls candidate for Sec. of State. Ghana elects new president.